I bought a set on ebay. With a free shipping coupon it was pretty much store price. Not bad.
How do you get a free shipping coupon for Ebay?
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I've actually seen several articles interviewing people in the toy industry that suggests that retailer margins on toys are more like 30-40% rather than 50%+. And that's only at the big box level. On a recent Smodcast (Kevin Smith's podcast) they talked about running a specialty toy/comic store, and referred to 25% margins. And that's on what gets sold, never mind the items that languish on shelves and end up in bargain bins.
The reason there isn't an amazon for toys (ie toys.com) anymore was that the margins were actually too slim for it to be profitable, even with advanced warehousing and just in time inventory.
Certainly, both Hasbro and Target are strong, profitable companies, and their stocks are both buys at present, so that's a good indicator of who "wins" in these situations. However, I'd never call something like the BMF Falcon a "risk"....we Star Wars fans are too rabid about our collections to ever let that one slide past...it will sell out within a week and dissapear before showing up again as a re-issue a few years later.
This is a little overdue....I'm not sure if anyone here listens to the Official LOST Podcast, but I got around to listening to the final episode (prior to the finale) today. Anyways, in the Q and A, they get on the subject of whether or not Stormtroopers think they are "bad guys" (in a question relating to the LOST baddies). They discuss Star Wars for a bit, and its sort of funny. Anyways, just wanted to pass it along for anyone interested. Its a pretty good podcast overall to listen to anyways if you enjoy the show.
I don't get the size reference - any chance this is same size as Binaltech/Alternators? Can't seem to find a good picture, but the ones I have seen look Amazing!
Deluxes are the $9.99 Transformers. That should give you an idea on size. Good or bad
Mace Windu to Padme in ATOC re: Dooku being her assassin?
Good guess, but no. It happens later in the chronology than this.
No other guesses?
Anakin says this to Palpatine in Episode III.
Apparently that Nissan is Prime/Convoy and this is a new line that is "slightly larger than deluxe figures" I'm fine with that if they want to start up a new line because Prime looks amazing
and apparently I have money to burn, but with that name - you'd think they'd release them in the states, but who knows.
found these all at walmart today; thing is, I only want the x-wing luke/r2, vaders' imperial protocal droid and maybe the r2 with watto, that's it.
This though also varies greatly depending on what we're talking about... Put VOTC Han out now, and he's almost pure profit to Hasbro. Repaint the E3 Jedi Fighter, and the same... The fixed costs are in, so those items are just gravy.